Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Python Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Python Developer
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 480 783 855
Rank change year-on-year +303 +72 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 286 262 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 316 244 273
Median annual salary £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £51,875 £55,000 £49,000
90th Percentile £94,375 £143,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 59,222 120,583 144,974
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,138 97,595 117,341
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Python Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Python Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Python Developer over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Python Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +289 254 £67,500 -15.63% 41
London +192 189 £72,500 -12.12% 29
UK excluding London +239 79 £60,000 -4.00% 14
Work from Home -23 53 £65,000 - 9
South East +170 22 £60,000 -7.69%
South West +90 16 £55,000 -21.43% 3
North of England - 12 £60,000 - 1
Scotland +43 10 £85,000 +54.55% 2
Wales +48 8 £50,000 +2.56% 1
North West - 8 £60,000 - 1
East of England +104 6 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Midlands +85 5 £62,500 +13.64% 3
West Midlands +74 5 £62,500 +13.64% 3
North East - 2 £46,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £60,000 -

Senior Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, Senior Python Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Python Developer in the job title.

1 286 (100.00%) Python
2 104 (36.36%) Django
3 89 (31.12%) AWS
3 89 (31.12%) Docker
4 88 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (25.87%) Finance
7 72 (25.17%) Flask
8 61 (21.33%) DevOps
9 56 (19.58%) Kubernetes
9 56 (19.58%) Fintech
10 55 (19.23%) SQL
11 49 (17.13%) Microservices
12 40 (13.99%) Mentoring
12 40 (13.99%) Machine Learning
12 40 (13.99%) Java
12 40 (13.99%) JavaScript
13 37 (12.94%) Software Engineering
14 36 (12.59%) REST
15 35 (12.24%) Agile Project Management
15 35 (12.24%) Linux
15 35 (12.24%) Project Management
16 31 (10.84%) React
17 29 (10.14%) Computer Science
18 28 (9.79%) SaaS
19 27 (9.44%) NoSQL
19 27 (9.44%) API Design
20 26 (9.09%) HTTP
20 26 (9.09%) Analytics
20 26 (9.09%) Relational Database

Senior Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.80%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (1.40%) Apache
2 4 (1.40%) Tornado
3 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.05%) Confluence
3 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.35%) Drupal
5 1 (0.35%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) FINCAD Analytics
1 2 (0.70%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 89 (31.12%) AWS
2 28 (9.79%) SaaS
3 25 (8.74%) Serverless
4 21 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (5.59%) Azure
6 15 (5.24%) GitHub
7 14 (4.90%) GCP
8 13 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (2.10%) Amazon Cognito
9 6 (2.10%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.40%) AWS Fargate
10 4 (1.40%) CloudFront
10 4 (1.40%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.70%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.09%) HTTP
2 19 (6.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (9.44%) NoSQL
3 26 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.39%) MySQL
5 11 (3.85%) Big Data
6 8 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.80%) Redis
7 7 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.75%) BigQuery
9 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.05%) Looker
11 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.70%) Power BI
11 2 (0.70%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.70%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.20%) CircleCI
2 12 (4.20%) JIRA
3 6 (2.10%) Selenium
4 4 (1.40%) GitLab
4 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.05%) Hudson
5 3 (1.05%) Subversion
5 3 (1.05%) webpack
6 2 (0.70%) Babel
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 74 (25.87%) Finance
2 12 (4.20%) Front Office
3 8 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.45%) Games
5 4 (1.40%) Advertising
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
6 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (36.36%) Django
2 72 (25.17%) Flask
3 36 (12.59%) REST
4 31 (10.84%) React
5 23 (8.04%) Vue.js
6 21 (7.34%) NumPy
7 18 (6.29%) SQLAlchemy
8 16 (5.59%) .NET
9 15 (5.24%) JSON
10 14 (4.90%) HTML
11 12 (4.20%) Celery
11 12 (4.20%) CSS
11 12 (4.20%) RESTful
11 12 (4.20%) Web Services
12 9 (3.15%) Pandas
13 8 (2.80%) GraphQL
14 7 (2.45%) Kafka
14 7 (2.45%) Node.js
15 6 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (2.10%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.94%) Derivative
2 13 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.20%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.15%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.45%) Market Risk
6 6 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.40%) Equities
7 4 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.40%) User Experience
8 3 (1.05%) Exotic Derivative
8 3 (1.05%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.05%) Life Science
9 2 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.24%) Linux
2 24 (8.39%) Android
3 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.05%) Unix
4 3 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (21.33%) DevOps
3 56 (19.58%) Fintech
4 49 (17.13%) Microservices
5 40 (13.99%) Machine Learning
5 40 (13.99%) Mentoring
6 37 (12.94%) Software Engineering
7 35 (12.24%) Agile Project Management
7 35 (12.24%) Project Management
8 29 (10.14%) Computer Science
9 27 (9.44%) API Design
10 26 (9.09%) Analytics
11 24 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (8.39%) OO
12 23 (8.04%) TDD
13 21 (7.34%) Concurrent Programming
14 19 (6.64%) Android Development
14 19 (6.64%) Mobile Development
14 19 (6.64%) Performance Optimisation
15 18 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 286 (100.00%) Python
2 55 (19.23%) SQL
3 40 (13.99%) Java
3 40 (13.99%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.64%) Go
4 19 (6.64%) Kotlin
5 18 (6.29%) C#
6 9 (3.15%) C++
7 8 (2.80%) PHP
7 8 (2.80%) R
8 7 (2.45%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.40%) C
9 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.05%) Rust
11 2 (0.70%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (4.90%) Degree
2 8 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.05%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.05%) PhD
4 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.40%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.05%) EMIR
2 3 (1.05%) MiFID
3 2 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 89 (31.12%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.70%) KVM
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Samba
4 1 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (19.58%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.50%) Terraform
3 6 (2.10%) Ansible
4 3 (1.05%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (6.64%) Apple
2 13 (4.55%) Google
3 9 (3.15%) Oracle
4 5 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.05%) Adobe
5 3 (1.05%) Splunk
6 2 (0.70%) SAP
6 2 (0.70%) VMware
7 1 (0.35%) Databricks
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat